Now that I’m 37 weeks pregnant I feel like my nesting instincts are starting to kick in. I’ll admit that I’ve turned into a bit of a germaphobe and I feel like nothing is ever clean enough. One area of the house that has been bothering me is the toilet in my son’s bathroom. It seems that no matter how much I clean it within days it’s dirty again.
I’m trying to move away from harsh chemical cleaners and have been experimenting with different natural cleaners that are not only better for my family and the environment but are better on our budget. I decided it was the perfect opportunity to make DIY toilet cleaning eucalyptus fizzies.
Not to sound like a dork but I’ve been wanting to make these for so long. I was so excited to finally add these DIY toilet cleaning eucalyptus fizzies to my growing stock of natural cleaners. I guess that’s a sign that you’re officially an adult or that you’re 9 1/2 months pregnant and nesting. Either way, I am beyond excited with how they turned out and wanted to share them with you.
Each ingredient in these toilet fizzies provides it own cleaning property. When combined they make for a mighty germ cleaner in a little package. Baking soda neutralizes smells. While citric acid works to kill mold, mildew, and bacteria. Hydrogen peroxide and vinegar create a very strong disinfectant that is anti-fungal, antibacterial, anti-mildew, and anti-mold. All of which are important when cleaning a toilet.
I decided to use eucalyptus oil because of its antibacterial properties and ability to remove odors. I also associate the smell of eucalyptus with cleanliness.
To create these tiny cleaning powerhouses you’ll need the following;
- In a small container add the hydrogen peroxide and the vinegar.
- In a medium sized bowl add the citric acid and the baking soda. Stir until combined and free of lumps.
- slowly combine the hydrogen peroxide vinegar mix into the citric acid and baking soda.
- It is incredibly important that you add the hydrogen peroxide vinegar mix SLOWLY into the citric acid and baking soda. Add it in drop by drop. If you add too much of the hydrogen peroxide vinegar mix it will react with the citric acid and baking soda. You’ll wind up with something resembling an elementary school volcano science project instead of a toilet fizzy.
- Once the hydrogen peroxide vinegar mix has been fully combined with the citric acid and baking soda add 15 to 20 drops of your preferred essential oil. I used eucalyptus oil because of its antibacterial properties and ability to remove odors. But you can use any mix of essential oils you like. You can also omit this step if you chose.
- Stir mixture
- Once the mixture is finished scoop the mix into a tablespoon. Push down on the mixture with the back of a spoon until well packed. Once well-packed drop onto parchment paper.
- This mixture should create about 20 tablespoon-sized rounds.
- Let the fizzes sit for a minimum of 4 hours. I normally let mine sit overnight.
- Place dried fizzies into a jar.
- drop one fizzle into the toilet as needed. Let sit for 2-5 minutes before flushing.
I hope you enjoy these DIY Toilet Cleaning Eucalyptus Fizzies! Have you made toilet fizzes before? What essential oils did you use? I would love to hear more in the comments below.